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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1868-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1868-01
Posted Aug 2, 2017
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1868-01 - Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language, which includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems. Security Fix: The Python standard library HTTP client modules did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred data.

tags | advisory, web, python
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-9365
MD5 | 10503c683780de6b8ab5b5a851e2c465

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1868-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: python security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:1868-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1868
Issue date: 2017-08-01
CVE Names: CVE-2014-9365
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1. Summary:

An update for python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - aarch64, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - aarch64, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - x86_64

3. Description:

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language, which includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level
dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many
system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems.

Security Fix(es):

* The Python standard library HTTP client modules (such as httplib or
urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when
connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this
flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred data.
(CVE-2014-9365)

Note: The Python standard library was updated to enable certificate
verification by default. Refer to the Knowledgebase article 2039753 linked
to in the References section for further details about this change.
(BZ#1219110)

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1173041 - CVE-2014-9365 python: failure to validate certificates in the HTTP client with TLS (PEP 476)
1272562 - Memory leaks found by unit tests
1297522 - Undefined python_provide causes silently missing provides
1333064 - /CoreOS/python/Sanity/gdb test is failing on s390x
1364444 - Python fails to decode X.509 cert with GEN_RID subject alt name
1368076 - threading wait(timeout) doesn't return after timeout if system clock is set backward
1373363 - Incorrect parsing of regular expressions
1432003 - After logrotate , dynamic looping call gets 'ValueError: I/O operation on closed file' on self.stream.flush() in /usr/lib64/python2.7/logging/handlers.py
1439734 - Backport fix for shutil.make_archive doesn't archive empty directories

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7):

Source:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.src.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7):

x86_64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7):

Source:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.src.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7):

x86_64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

Source:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.src.rpm

aarch64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm

ppc64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm

ppc64le:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm

s390x:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.s390.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.s390.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

aarch64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.aarch64.rpm

ppc64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64.rpm

ppc64le:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.ppc64le.rpm

s390x:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

Source:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.src.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7):

x86_64:
python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9365
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/7.4_Release_Notes/index.html
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2039753

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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